Elise Hu Biography, Age, Family, NPR, Career And Net Worth.

Elise Hu is an American broadcast journalist who reports for NPR’s on-air and online platforms. She is an international correspondent for NPR and is serving as the network’s first Seoul, South Korea, bureau chief.

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Elise Hu Biography

Elise Hu is an American broadcast journalist who reports for NPR’s on-air and online platforms. She is an international correspondent for NPR and is serving as the network’s first Seoul, South Korea, bureau chief.

Elise Hu Age

Elise was born in St. Louis, Missouri. However, her exact birth date has not been disclosed to the public yet.

Elise Hu Early Life

Hu was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Chinese-American immigrants, and grew up in suburban Missouri and Texas. She attended and graduated from Plano Senior High School in Plano, Texas. During high school, she and friends were paid $100 each to appear in national 7-Up advertisements, after which agents scouted Hu to work as a model for a few years into college. She interned at WFAA-TV in Dallas before earning a bachelors in broadcast journalism from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She speaks Mandarin Chinese.

Elise Hu Husband

Hu is married to Matt Stiles. Together they have three children Eva (born September 2012), Isabel (born July 2015) and Luna (born April 2017)

Elise Hu Career

In 2011, Hu joined NPR and opened the South Korea/Japan bureau in early 2015. She hosts a video series on NPR called “Elise Tries.” Previously, she was a founding journalist at the digital news startup, the Texas Tribune and television reporter for KVUE-TV and WYFF-TV, among other stations.

Her reporting has been honored with a National Edward R. Murrow Award for Video, a Gannett Foundation Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism, beat reporting awards from the Texas Associated Press and the Austin Chronicle twice named her “Best of Austin” for reporting and social media work.

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Hu is also a guest co-anchor on Tech News Today on TWIT, an adjunct instructor for Georgetown University and an adviser and blogger for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. On August 1, 2018, NPR announced that Hu will be leaving their bureau in Seoul to work at NPR West and Anthony Kuhn would become NPR’s Seoul correspondent.

Outside of work, Hu has taught digital journalism at Northwestern University and Georgetown University’s journalism schools.

Before joining NPR, she was one of the founding reporters at The Texas Tribune, a non-profit digital news startup devoted to politics and public policy. While at the Tribune, Hu oversaw television partnerships and multimedia projects, contributed to The New York Times’ expanded Texas coverage, and pushed for editorial innovation across platforms.

Her work at NPR has earned a DuPont-Columbia award and a Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media for her video series, Elise Tries. Her previous work has earned a Gannett Foundation Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism, a National Edward R. Murrow award for best online video, and beat reporting awards from the Texas Associated Press. The Austin Chronicle once dubiously named her the “Best TV Reporter Who Can Write.”

Elise Hu Net Worth

Elise’s primary income source is Journalism however, her estimated net worth is still under review but it will be updated as soon as it is clear.

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Elise Goes East

What is it like in the maelstrom of the most unpredictable and chaotic global stories as it intersects with the most unpredictable and chaotic American presidencies? It’s what you expect: Sometimes thrilling, frequently exhausting, feel important. Last month, throngs of us covered history — the first summit between the US and North Korean leaders — and President Trump subsequently declared world peace. So I think my work out here is done.

Okay, so North Korea’s nuclear arsenal is the same as it was before, and maybe even expanding. But after three-plus years on the peninsula, it IS time to go home — we repatriate to the US this weekend.

After flying west to wind up in East Asia, which became the titular blog and sendoff song (song still holds up), now Hu will fly east to the West coast, specifically Los Angeles — a place full of Asians! LA boasts the largest concentration of Koreans outside of Korea, so this soft re-entry point means my next pore-vacuuming facial will only be a short drive away.

Broadly the plan is to develop a new beat, continue to host my video adventures and fill-in host our radio programs from DC or Culver City (we have some deal to say Culver City and not LA). Ideally, she doesn’t want to guinea pig expressions of NPR on non-radio platforms — live events, smart speakers, you know, whatever we can experiment with, without breaking.

And A Partridge In A Pear Tree

Not twelve hours after I landed in Seoul to open NPR’s first-ever Korea/Japan bureau in 2015, the US Ambassador to South Korea was knifed in the face by a North Korean sympathizer. My internet wasn’t even set up, so I started by filing spots by phone.

The pace never slowed down. Over these past three years, I birthed the bureau, two humans and our video series Elise Tries, a labor of love and experimentation. All the while, North Korea news was relentless.

I covered 27 missile tests, three nuclear tests, one land mine explosion, a plan to bracket Guam, threats to “totally destroy” North Korea, this year’s rapid rapprochement, a unified Winter Olympics, an inter-Korean summit at Panmunjom, a historic US-North Korea summit and a partridge in a pear tree.

Outside the Koreas, Elise Hu shuttled back-and-forth to Japan 35 times, filed from nine Asian countries, one US territory and twice from Hawaii. Covered three presidential trips to Asia, the G7, the aforementioned Olympics, a few ASEANs, the now-defunct S&ED in Beijing, followed the 17-week candlelight revolution which brought down the South Korean president, the changeover to a liberal Korean leader, the ups-and-downs of Japan’s Prime Minister and peeled back a host of social issues and curiosities. The more curious of the curiosities became grist for our bootstrapped Elise Tries vids, which somehow got seven million Facebook views in its first season and just won a Gracie Award.

Along the way, my family expanded (from three humans to five) AND contracted (from three pets to one). I delivered Isa in 2015 and Luna in 2017, both in Seoul. Nursing them each for a year meant the breast pump soldiered several international journeys.

The youngest, Luna, is walking and talking now, but her infanthood’s memorialized forever. Isa came here in my belly and now stands on street corners hailing her own cabs. Our oldest, Eva, arrived here as a goofy two-year-old and will leave a month shy of her sixth birthday — literate, and missing her bottom front teeth.

Eva somehow got into a badass Mandarin immersion kindergarten in Venice, and being fluent in a second language is something I’ve wanted to give her since she was born.

With Special Thanks…

Expat life is the kind of free-form existence that suits my Aquarian tendencies. And it’s a rare privilege these days to get to work overseas with the support of a large, well-funded news organization. But in addition to being an itinerant foreign correspondent, Hu is also a partner and mom, and her spouse is ready to move on. A fairly woke feminist, he left his full-time journalism job to join me on this adventure abroad.

Women do this for men all the time, so neither he nor I think he deserves applause, but in the context of East Asia’s highly-gendered societies, Matty becoming a trailing spouse and the lead parent was radical. He — and our all-around helper/housekeeper/nanny Yani — are the heroes of this Asia stint.

At Matty’s first PTA meeting at Eva’s international preschool, the PTA president learned he’d just left his job as a Wall Street Journal reporter.

“She said, oh, you’re a reporter, you can probably take good notes,” he recalled. And that is how he became PTA secretary for the 2016-2017 school year. He downgraded to room parent the next year because while still lead-parenting, he filed prolifically for the Los Angeles Times.

We both covered the summit spectacle to end all summit spectacles, in Singapore. The whole fam had to go because the news rules our lives. We came full circle from last August when the Party of Five went to Guam because Kim Jong Un threatened the territory and Trump responded with threats of “fire and fury.”

Now “there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea,” if the President of the United States can be believed.

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